Press Archive 
05-08 October 2005, Bad Gastein
The EHFG 2005 took place from 5th to 8th October in Bad Gastein and attracted a record number of participants. Nearly 600 delegates from 60 countries came to Gastein in order to take part in forums and workshops organised around the general theme "Partnerships for Health". Markos Kyprianou had his first appearance at an EHFG as the new EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection.
The parallel fora hosted debates on topics such as nutrition, eHealth, involved citizens as partners in health, research, the safety of medicines and healthy choices. The United Kingdom organised a workshop on patient safety within the framework of the EU Presidency and Austria provided an insight into the upcoming EU Presidency's priorities. Other special interest sessions focused on health care fraud prevention, health and wealth as well as complementary medicine.